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Welcome to my page!  I hope you find much of the information you need here.  Feel free to email me or call the school with any questions or comments!

Football Game  

Our next home football game is Tuesday, October 2 at the old FCHS field. 7/8th grade students are required to attend and need to be there by 6:00 pm in band shirt and school appropriate shorts or jeans. This will be our last game for the season.

FCHS 8th Grade Night  

FCHS Band has invited all 8th grade band members to join them for the home football game on Friday, October 19th. All 8th graders are expected to participate. Wear your band shirt and jeans. More details will be available closer to time.

Veteran's Day Parade  

Franklin County will be having a Veteran's Day Parade on Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm. We will combine with North band for this event and will meet at 1:00 pm across from the Templeton Garden on S. College St. The parade will end at the old high school lot. 8th grade students are required to attend and 7th grade students who are comfortable with the music may march. More details will be available closer to the event. We will have a combined after school rehearsal with North on Thursday, November 8.

6th Grade  

All sixth grade students need an Essential Elements Book 1 for thier instrument and an instrument care kit (percussion do not need the care kit).

We need to be sure students have an instrument to play by the end of August. You may rent from the Music Stop online online or go to their store in Murfreesboro or be at SMS on August 28. You may also rent from Mid-State Piano Gallery and Music in Tullahoma. You may purchase anywhere of your choice. If you find an instrument online you would like for me to look at, send me a link and I will give my opinion.

Clarinet and saxophone students need to be sure to have a supply of reeds to use.

The Music Stop   

The Music Stop in Murfreesboro comes to SMS weekly to make deliveries and pick up repairs. You may call them at 615-217-6165 to place an order for supplies, pay over the phone, and they will deliver your order their next trip.

"BAND" app  

Please download the free "band" app onto your smart phone. Join the group "SMS Band Boosters". We will be using this app for parent communications this year. Announcements will appear as a text on your phone, keeping everyone in the loop without having to check an email or website. The calender of events is on the app so you will always know about important dates.

7/8th Grade Supplies  

Supplies may be purchased anywhere that caters to band or online. Good websites are and Orders can be made over the phone to The Music Stop (615-217-6165) and they will deliver the items to South free of charge.

7 and 8th graders need to be sure to have a lyre and flip folder by the first football game on August 29. These items cost $15-20 depending on the instrument. 

If a student has lost or damaged their Essential Elements Book 1 they will need to replace it as we will be using it this year.

Clarinet and Saxophone students need to be sure to have a good supply of reeds.

All students other than percussion need to have complete care kits. Items can be bought separately as needed.

Percussion need to have marching sticks if they are playing snare. I prefer the Ralph Hardimon ones. All percussionists need concert sticks, bell mallets and yarn mallets.

Private Lessons  

Private lessons are important for the student who is serious about their playing and would like to participate in honor bands. They will be available this year for interested students. Please email Mrs. Hammer for more information. Lessons are approximately $20/half hour.